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1967 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3428607 1967 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 3428607 Tansal Arnas's 1967 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2019-08-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tansal Arnas: 1967 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3428607 Purchased from Gramercy Typewriter Co. in NYC on 8 June 2019. This was my second antique manual typewriter. After trying several makes and models, I had to walk out with this machine. I love the buttery action, which barely requires any force while producing clean, clear type.

I have a wobbly desk that sometimes makes this carriage move two spaces instead of one when advancing to the next character. You can see this in the typewritten sample where I initially typed "10cpi" but it came out as "1 0cpi"—I filled in the gap and typed a dash over the second zero.

1967 Hermes 3000 #3428607

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tansal Arnas (Tansal)
Created: 08-04-2019 at 07:55PM
Last Edit: 08-04-2019 at 07:55PM


Description:

Purchased from Gramercy Typewriter Co. in NYC on 8 June 2019. This was my second antique manual typewriter. After trying several makes and models, I had to walk out with this machine. I love the buttery action, which barely requires any force while producing clean, clear type.

I have a wobbly desk that sometimes makes this carriage move two spaces instead of one when advancing to the next character. You can see this in the typewritten sample where I initially typed "10cpi" but it came out as "1 0cpi"—I filled in the gap and typed a dash over the second zero.

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Hunter: Tansal Arnas (Tansal)

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I grew up in the generation that transitioned from analog to digital, so I had childhood experience using manual and electric typewriters before moving onto computers. In 2013, I started researching ultraportable antique manual typewriters. In 2016, I bought my first one, a Hermes Baby Featherweight. I loved the portability but learned that it's not very suited to long periods of writing. I intensified my research into medium-sized portables. In 2019, I purchased two exceptional typewriters, a Hermes 3000 and an Olympia SM3. I also excavated my grandfather's SM2 and had it professionally restored. Then the floodgates opened, and I chased down several more Hermes and Olympia typewriters, each with a different body and typeface. Eventually, I branched out to other brands, bringing my current total to 23 typewriters. I use them for journaling, letters, notes, and creative writing. I've tried other models, but my favorite makes continue to be Hermes and Olympia, particularly their models from the '50s and '60s. I’ve slowed down my pace of procurement, but I still keep my eyes open for good finds in the wild, and I also accept rescues from friends and acquaintances.



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